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Definition of reprove verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    reprove

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//rɪˈpruv//
     
    reprove somebody (for something/for doing something) reprove (somebody) + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reprove
     
    he / she / it reproves
     
    past simple reproved
     
    -ing form reproving
     
     
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  1. 1to tell someone that you do not approve of something that they have done synonym rebuke
  2. 2 He reproved her for rushing away.
 
adjective [usually before noun] a reproving glance His tone was mildly reproving.
reprovingly
 
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adverb “You're late,” she said reprovingly.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reprove